Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Hot Pepper Sauce

Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is a favorite condiment to serve with any number of American and African dishes.


Hot peppers names clockwise from bottom left are habaneros, hot Portugal, hot lemon, serrano, poblano, cajun bell and  jalapeno.
Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is enjoyed with vegetables, fish, meat or poultry, it is also ideal with yams recipes, green plantains, and potatoes. In other words, Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is perfect for just about any food dish.

Shito is the best artisan small-batch hot pepper sauce you will ever make.

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Pepper Sauce

Grilled whole fish with mild and hot peppers

African recipes by African Gourmet

Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce is made with hot peppers, shrimp, fish, tomato paste and seasonings to create Ghana’s most beloved hot sauce.

Prep time: Cook time: 15 Total time: 2

Ingredients:

2 cups tomato puree

10 dried hot chilies

1 tablespoon shrimp paste

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon cumin

1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a food processor and mix well. In a medium saucepan simmer 15 minutes on low. Add sauce to soups, stews or use as a sauce over seafood.

Hot peppers for Shito photo by John Winkelman


More Articles to Read from Chic African Culture

Show more

This Week’s Best Posts and Pages

Food, Drink Offerings at Rock-Cut Tombs

Architectural Glory: The Nouakchott Mosque of Mauritania

Sand Traveling from the Shores of Ghana to New England

Ancient Energy Source of Sarkin Ruwa